Action Alert - Accessed by TWP 04/27/06
Senate Majority Leader Frist: Bring WRDA to the Floor
Push from the Planter - Pass WRDA Now

 

Lock Modernization Needs Your Help!

On April 26, NCGA is encouraging all corn growers to call Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and urge him to bring the Water Resources Development Act to the floor NOW!

The Push from the Planter National WRDA Call In Day is Wednesday, April 26th

This effort will send a clear and strong message for the immediate passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which would modernize the locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.

The Senate Majority Leader needs to hear from corn growers that lock modernization is necessary for a strong agriculture economy. It also is important that corn growers remind their senators of the importance of lock modernization to agriculture and the need for their senators to keep pressure on Senator Frist to schedule the bill for a vote.

Contact:


Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist

Your U.S. senators

Contact Numbers:

U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

Senate Majority Leader’s Office (202) 224-3135

Talking Points:

  • “Lock modernization on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers is critical if we are to have a strong agriculture economy and meet the demands of a growing world population.”

  • “Last year’s destructive hurricane season demonstrated how important America’s rivers and ports are to the transportation of goods.”

  • “By 2020 usage of navigable waterways will double, but 80 percent of today’s waterways will be obsolete.”

  • “The Water Resources Development Act provides necessary and long-overdue infrastructure and environmental improvements to our nation’s waterways.”

  • “Pass WRDA Now!”

     

    We realize this is a very busy time of year, but your calls CAN make a difference!